Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these feature various animals.

This coin is part of a series by the Mint of Poland dedicated to butterflies, and depicts a Papilio Machaon (Swallowtail) butterfly.

The Mint says about it:
"The fourth issue in the captivating Butterflies series of silver coins bears the title “Old World Swallowtail” and is dedicated to a strikingly coloured butterfly of the family Papilionidae found in a number of locations including Europe, Asia and China. This butterfly got its name due to its large yellow and black wings with a tail resembling that of a swallow. With a wingspan of around 10 cm, they are remarkable for excellent fast flying abilities. Thanks to the pad printing technique the image on the coin displays the genuine colours of the butterfly. To the right of the image, there is the inscription denoting the Latin name of the insect."

MintMint of Poland Mint Mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait", by Ian Rank-Broadley). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

The artist's initials are not displayed. Below the portrait is the small MW mint mark of the Mint of Poland (m over W), for Mennica Warszawska (Mint of Warsaw).

Above the effigy, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II. Below the effigy, the face value: ONE DOLLAR.

Around above in the outer rim, NIUE ISLAND 2011. The rim is wide, and its lower part has a decorative pattern like a butterfly wing.

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 2011 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly - reverse photo

The centre of the reverse depicts a coloured Old World Swallowtail butterfly against a background of Daucus leaves and flowers.

Around right, the Latin name of the species: PAPILIO MACHAON.

Reverse Inscription PAPILIO MACHAON
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured (pad printing).
Packaging: boxed, with Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Butterflies series include:
- 1/2oz Gold, Parnassius Apollo Butterfly, 2011
- 1oz Silver, Lycaena Virgaureae Butterfly, 2010
- 1oz Silver, Parnassius Apollo Butterfly, 2010
- 1oz Silver, Maculinea Arion Butterfly, 2011
- 1oz Silver, Papilio Machaon Butterfly, 2011
- 1oz Silver, Ornithoptera Goliath Butterfly, 2012

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Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Libra 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Scorpio 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Sagittarius 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Capricorn 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Aquarius 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Pisces 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2011 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2011 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Calico Jack 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Blackbeard 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Bartholomew Roberts 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Henry Avery 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
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Silver Ounce 2013 Transformers - Optimus Prime 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS 2012
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Silver Ounce 2015 Year of the Goat - Three Goats unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
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Silver Ounce 2015 Year of the Goat (Gold Bells) 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
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Silver Ounce 2015 Crazy in Love - Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
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Silver Ounce 2015 Money Frog 1,777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
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Silver Ounce 2016 HMAS Sydney II 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2016 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
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Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Animals
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass28.2800 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-BRRR-OMPX
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Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly: Photo Coin, Niue, Silver Ounce 2011 Swallowtail Butterfly / thumbnail Coin, Niue, Silver Ounce 2011 Swallowtail Butterfly
Copyright: Mint of Poland
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